Hugh Jackman has had some personal drama at Sydney's Bondi Beach when he and his son Oscar got caught in a rip.

The Nine Network showed video of the Hollywood star helping to bring another swimmer to shore on Saturday before he had to help 15-year-old Oscar from the waves.

Nine said Jackman was too shaken to speak to TV crews after the incident, which caused the beach to be closed for a short while.

Jackman has only recently arrived home after a world tour promoting his new film, Eddie the Eagle.